Out of the Silent Planet - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Ransom spends several weeks among the hross, walking and exploring the landscape and learning the language from an elder hross named Hnohra. Ransom learns enough of the language to attempt to explain that he came from another planet, and is surprised to learn that the hross seem to have a basic understanding of astronomy and the solar system. They point out another planet in the night sky called Thulcandra, meaning the silent planet.

Ransom tells the hross about Weston and Devine and how he is being chased. He is told that he should go to see Oyarsa. Ransom inquires about Oyarsa and learns he is the ruler of Malacandra and lives in a place called Meldilorn.

The hross also teach Ransom about their religion, which holds that the universe was created by Maleldil the Young, who rules over everything. Ransom feels the responsibility to educate the hross...

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